The 49ers will likely have nine draft picks this year, as the club expects a late-round compensatory pick – most likely in the seventh round.
That would give the 49ers nine picks in the draft. The 49ers have their own selection in each of the seven rounds of the draft, in addition to the Panthers’ pick in the first round. Compensatory picks cannot be traded. The NFL typically announces the compensatory selections in mid- to late-March.
Under terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks the following year.
The number of picks a team receives equals the net loss of compensatory free agents up to a maximum of four. Compensatory free agents are determined by a secret formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is factored into the equation.
49ers free agents lost (5)
TE Billy Bajema (Rams)
DT Ronald Fields (Broncos)
WR Bryant Johnson (Lions)
QB J.T. O’Sullivan (Bengals)
CB Donald Strickland (Jets)
49ers free agents gained (4)
DE Demetric Evans (Redskins)
LB Marques Harris (Chargers)
WR Brandon Jones (Titans)
FB Moran Norris (Lions)
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49ERS 2010 DRAFT PICKS
1. First round: No. 13
2. First round (from Panthers): No. 16 or 17, pending coin toss
3. Second round: No. 17 (No. 49 overall)
4. Third round: No. 16 (No. 79 overall
5. Fourth round: No. 15 (overall unknown due to compensatory picks)
6. Fifth round: No. 14 (overall, TBA
7. Sixth round: No. 13 (overall, TBA.
8. Seventh round: No. 17 (overall, TBA)
9. Seventh round: TBA, likely compensatory pick
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RECENT 49ERS COMPENSATORY PICKS
Fifth round: QB Nate Davis
Seventh round: DL Ricky Jean-Francois
Third round: DE Ray McDonald
Fourth round: DT Joe Cohen
Seventh round: DB Vickiel Vaughn
Fifth round: WR Rasheed Marshall
Seventh round: TE Patrick Estes
Seventh round: TE Billy Bajema
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